Your Physical Balance is Your Emotional Balance!

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Have you ever seen a counselor or therapist? Did you ever try supplementing any of your talk therapy with other forms of touch and movement therapy like bodywork/massage or yoga? Touch and movement therapy can be a fantastic way to take your health and stability to the next level, physically and emotionally. The New York   

Another Reason I Love Austin!

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Having recently moved to Austin, my two boys and I are still finding all the places around the city that make living here so special. We have seen the Bats, gone to local watering holes at Barton Springs and Deep Eddy. We’ve visited street festivals, farmers markets, food trailers, and museums. And I’m not sure   

Acupuncture treats depression without major side effects

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Photo of a worried young woman deep in thought.

Ever seen the movie “Side Effects”? It is a Hitchcockian suspense movie that came out this year from director Steven Soderbergh, starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, and Channing Tatum. I rented it this last weekend. In this movie the main character, along with several supporting characters throw around brand-name antidepressants like they’re going out of   

Every Breath You Take

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Taking a deep breath.

Over the years I’ve spent massaging a variety of bodies, I’ve found one thing to be of tremendous help in releasing tension: paying attention to your breathing! Breath is a powerful tool when used properly and plays a direct and indirect role on your nervous system. Awareness of breath might significantly help reduce many problematic   

Where is my headache coming from?

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“Where is my headache coming from?” I learned not so long ago, reading a TMJ Disorder research paper by Melissa Dawahare, that many headaches are stemmed from having jaw pain. It’s a natural reflex to clench the jaw and many of us do this under stressful situations or perhaps we tend to only chew our   

Why I love Austin #2

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Two words: Yarn bomb! Remember to smile today. In health, Dr. Philip

Why I love Austin

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Two words: Yard dinosaurs! Here in weird south Austin it’s easy to find reasons to smile. And allowing for that moment of happiness is one of the best ways to reduce stress from a hectic modern life.

Healthy Living for Healthy Aging

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Every culture and class understand healthy behaviors and define health in their own unique ways. There are, however, basic habits all people can adopt to lead a longer and healthier life. Here the focus will be aimed towards the needs and mindset of mature readers, but these suggestions could apply to most as well. Those   

Are physically active kids smarter?

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In an interesting article summarizing several studies in the US and Denmark, Gretchen Reynolds of the New York Times suggests that being physically active and fit is correlated with brain size in kids — particularly in the sections of the brain responsible for “executive function” that keep kids focused during school. This, in turn, is   

Resolutions

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Achieving your 2012 Resolutions may be easier than you think. A great website to help boost your know-how and keep you on track is livestrong.com. They supply a calorie counter, body fat calculator, exercise ideas, healthy recipe ideas, articles and a quit smoking challenge. Set your goals and use the tools available to make them